Exhibition dates: Monday September 30– Friday November 22, 2019
Reception: Thursday, October 10, 5:30–7:30pm
SPAC Gallery is pleased to present certain/uncertain, a site-specific installation by Alison Stigora, for our fall exhibition.
In speaking about her installation crafted from coastal driftwood and geometric, galvanized steel structures, Stigora writes, “The spaces we inhabit influence our daily existence. Whether places we choose to live, or locations passed through without thinking, every space has a form that impacts us consciously or subconsciously. Since moving across the country to Seattle from Philadelphia in 2017, I have been confronted with the Pacific Northwest landscape. Seattle includes numerous manifestations of humble handmade dwellings as divergent as coastal driftwood forts to homeless encampments under I-5, which are part of the environment I am responding to. The presence of these cobbled together structures, despite their extreme differences, reflect our universal desire and basic need for shelter.
Stigora holds her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with additional coursework completed at the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington. She has recently completed projects in the Mojave Desert of Joshua Tree, California; Arte Sella Sculpture Park in northern Italy; and in the Philadelphia International Airport. Her work has also taken her to Iceland as an artist-in-residence. Stigora joined the faculty at Seattle Pacific University in 2017.